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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎40r] (90/468)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1935-15 May 1937. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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P.i. 5874/36•
LOIT-ON, K*C. 2.
'61 ♦ loth August 19e56.
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Bear Mr*Walton# I
Article 1 *3 of the Qatar Goncesaionf obtained on May
17th 19B b by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company# gives that Company
the right to transfer its rights to another Company. The
phrasing of the Article is somewhat obscure* but it emerges
from it that the net Company amst be connected with the Anglo-
Persian and imist receive the blessing of the Shaikh* We
hope that these conditions will be fulfilled by Petroleum
Development (Qatar) Limitedf the P*G.L. subsiaiary which we
are at the moment in process of forming lt> r the purpose of
accepting the transfer of tlk. Concession and thereafter
operating it.
9. In that eventt the Agreement of June bth # 1935, between
and the Anglo-Peraian» regarding the atar Concession#
will in fact devolve upon Petroleuia Development (Qatar) Ltd»#
and we ah uld be very glad to feel that we had your agreement
upon our interpretation of certain points in this.
Under Article 1 of the Agreement of June 5th, the
consent of M.M.G. is necessary to any transfer of the
Concession. May we assuiae that no objection will be felt
to the transfer now conteaplated?
i / Under Article 3 the consent of K.M.Q. is required for
the introduction into 'iatar of GoapanyVs employees who are
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The volume contains correspondence and telegrams between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain and the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. at Bushire, Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, in regard to the oil concession and the beginning of the oil exploration in Qatar. The volume includes: Programme of operations in Qatar from November 1936 to May 1937 (folios 110-118) and 'General and brief note on the water drilling operations of Petroleum Concessions Limited in Qatar' (folios 209-212).

There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.

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1 volume (230 folios)

The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 215-221). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.

There is also an brief index at the beginning (f. 2) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.

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The main foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The numbering commences at the title page with 1, then 2-37; 38 and 38A; 39-55; 56 and 56A; 57-198; 199 and 199A; 200 and 200A; 201-217; 218 and 218A and it carries on until 225, which is the last number given to the back cover. There is also a second foliation sequence, incomplete.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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